in Traverse City & Cadillac MI
Effortlessly find relief from varicose veins at Northern Michigan
What is Varithena & How Can it Treat Varicose Veins?
Varithena is an injectable microfoam consisting of polidocanol that is FDA Approved to treat varicose veins and other vein issues. The polidocanol microfoam induces vein collapse, as the mirofoam replaces the blood in the diseased vein. This results in the blood flowing to healthier veins, resolving the symptoms and appearance of varicose veins.
Get Relief from the Daily Pain of Varicose Veins at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists!
At NMVS, we specialize in all things veins. Bringing our patients venous disease solutions that improve their quality of life is the foundation of our practice. We’re proud to use our expertise, backed by world-class technology, to help you find relief from your varicose veins. Under the leadership of Dr. Brian Heeringa, our team continually innovates and pioneers new treatments. We’ve seen the remarkable results that are possible with Varithena, and we can’t wait for you to experience them too!
How is Varithena Treatment at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists Different?
Gentle and minimally invasive, just one or two sticks are required per treatment session.
Most patients can get back to their daily life on the same day as their treatment!
You’ll be in and out in less than an hour!
Short Treatment Process
Only 3.4% percent of patients in pivotal trials needed multiple treatment sessions: most patients only need one for results!
Varithena is a more insurance-friendly option, and we’ll discuss your coverage with you in consultation!
Get to Know Your Doctor!
MEET Dr. Brian Heeringa, Board Certified
Dr. Brian Heeringa is one of the country’s top vein surgeons, and has built NMVS to help patients from Michigan and beyond find the care they need to thrive. Dr. Heeringa ensures our clinic remains at the forefront of exceptional vascular care, and constantly seeks out additional training to keep atop of developing research and techniques. He’s here to ensure your Varithena treatment meets all your goals and provides you with the comfort you need!
What to Expect
What is Treatment Like?
We begin by numbing the area. Using an ultrasound machine for precision, we’ll begin filling the problem areas with Varithena using a needle or catheter. Once the problematic vein collapses, the foam will deactivate due to contact with the blood as it flows into place. Bandages and compression stockings will also be applied for the best results.
What are the Side Effects?
You will have to avoid heavy exercise for a week after treatment and wear compression tights. The most common side effects are discomfort or leg pain and bruising. These typically subside within a week of treatment. Our team will cover your risk of side effects during your consultation.
Will My Insurance Cover Treatment?
Varithena is accepted by some insurance plans. It will also vary depending upon the severity of your varicose veins and associated symptoms. We’ll help you navigate the insurance process prior to treatment so you can reap the rewards of Varithena!
How Much Do These Treatments Cost?
Your treatment costs will vary based upon your individual needs and treatment sessions required, as well as insurance coverage. Varithena is exceptionally safe and is often a superior option for many patients. Our team will also discuss your financing options during a consultation!